• Skylark

    Skylark © R Campey

  • Wheatear

    Wheatear © D Jones

  • Swallows
  • Pied Wagtail

    Pied Wagtail © R Campey

  • Puffin
  • Blackcap
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull © R Campey

  • Fulmar

A long-running Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) project on the Lundy Wheatear population has been in operation since 2013. This involves colour-ringing all adults within the study area (from the Castle to Halfway Wall) and attempting to re-sight as many as possible from previous years. This allows the calculation of year-on-year survival estimates which are generally in excess of 50%.

Visitors to the island are encouraged to report any colour-ring sightings to the Bird Observatory Warden or by entering the details in the logbook held in the Marisco Tavern or on the project's Facebook group.

For more information on RAS projects in general, please visit the BTO website.